A staff member of WMF since 2011, Stephanie Ortiz currently oversees WMF’s conservation field projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. She completed a Master of Architecture degree with advanced certificates in Heritage Studies, Documentation, and Conservation from the University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture in 2009, and received a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from Pratt Institute in 2011. At WMF, Stephanie has worked with local partner institutions and professionals in a variety of projects around the world. Some of her projects in Latin America and the Caribbean include post disaster recovery projects in Mexico (Archaeological Zone of Monte Albán and Atzompa) and Puerto Rico (Central Aguirre); coordination of international conferences and workshops in Guatemala (International Workshops on Architectural Covers in Archaeological Contexts) and Cuba (Hablemos de la Habana), and advocacy campaigns through the World Monuments Watch.
Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean